Lesson 109: The introvert’s guide to translator conferences

Attending this year’s American Translators Conference in Chicago is (yes, still here as I’m writing this article) an amazing experience. The sheer number of attendees and size of the venue make it a one of a kind experience for me, an ATA newbie. I’ve heard rumours that there are over 1,800 translators and interpreters in the building, but during the…

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Lesson 108: How to make the most of a trip to another country as a travelling translator

This autumn, I was away working and enjoying both South and North America. I spent 25 days in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Apart from working in the mornings and sight-seeing in the evenings, which in itself is a great bonus of being a freelancer, I used the trip to do some business development. It doesn’t always mean getting…

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